Ignite announces new Associate Director appointments

“Ignite has experienced significant growth in recent years and identifying new leaders within our practice will help drive our expansion strategy.” - Jeremy Whelan, Managing Director

Ignite Architects is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Associate Directors – Scott Inverarity, Michael Boyce and Marcel Veth. Based in the Auckland office, each is an internal promotion in recognition of ongoing excellence and contribution to the company’s continued achievements.

The appointments further strengthen Ignite’s senior leadership team and reflect the practice’s successful growth strategy. It also demonstrates Ignite’s expertise across sectors including residential, commercial, retail, aged care and health care design.

“Ignite has experienced significant growth in recent years and identifying new leaders within our practice will help drive our expansion strategy. Scott, Michael and Marcel each bring extraordinary skill and experience to Ignite, and we wish to congratulate them on their appointment to Associate Director,” said Jeremy Whelan, Managing Director at Ignite Architects.

Scott Inverarity has worked with the team at Ignite for close to three years, most recently as Associate and Team Leader for its retail and commercial division. He particularly enjoys the challenge that comes with balancing client objectives, user needs and the technical requirements unique to each site. Scott has played a key role in landmark projects including the 55 Corinthian Drive commercial development, BMW Showroom Wairau, and the Housing for Older People (HfOP) social housing project.

Michael Boyce joined Ignite in late 2016 and has already made a key contribution to its specialist residential team. He has worked extensively within the industry and spent much of the last two decades running his own architecture practices. Michael has proved an asset in delivering leading-edge residential design solutions, which are commercially compelling.

Marcel Veth was engaged by Ignite in 2010 and has established himself as an expert in managing the company’s special projects, often the types of jobs that are more technically difficult. His depth of experience saw him play a critical role in the weather-tightness and re-cladding project for Botany Town Centre. It was the biggest remedial job of its kind in New Zealand and the successful outcome had a huge impact on the future of that retail development. 

These three appointments are the first in a series of internal promotions which include four new Associates, and a new Christchurch-based Associate Director. It reflects Ignite’s ongoing expansion across five offices in New Zealand and Australia.